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October 05, 2021

Avoiding Common Issues With Metal Laser Cutting

Metal laser cutting is a stable, reliable, and accurate fabrication process. By focusing a concentrated beam of high-powered energy through an aperture, laser cutting literally slices through the material by melting, vaporizing, and ablating it to the point of ignition. Through CNC programming, cutting efficiency is achieved more by th...

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September 30, 2021

Exploring the Different Types of Grinding Machines

A grinding machine is a heavy-duty machine that’s used to remove material from the surface of a workpiece. While milling machines feature a rotating cutting tool that’s placed against a stationary workpiece, a grinding machine features a rotating grinding wheel, which is also placed against a stationary workpiece. There are several dif...

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September 30, 2021

Punch Presses & Stamping Equipment

A punch press is a type of machine press used to cut holes in material. It can be small and manually operated and hold one simple die set, or be very large, CNC operated, with a multi-station turret and hold a much larger and complex die set.

Punch Press

Perhaps the most common type of machine press is the punch press. Punch presses ...

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August 31, 2021

METAL SHEARING – DEFECTS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Shearing is the process in the metal fabrication industry to trim and remove unwanted material from sheet metal quickly and effectively. It is a common practice to precisely cut metal sheets, plates, and tubes to required specifications. The shearing process may lead to several defects, but it is still the popular option used to achiev...

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May 28, 2021

Machinery and Equipment Appraisals – The Basics

The appraisal process will determine a fair value price for machinery. The appraisal can be used for replacement value, insurance, a bank loan or resale and is a secure way to ensure that the equipment owner as well as any potential buyer get a fair deal. There are different values placed on the same equipment based on what the apprais...

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April 30, 2021

Press Brake Tooling … As Important As Your Brake!

If you are bending or shaping metal, the press brake tooling you select plays an important tool. Tooling includes dies and punches that are used with a press brake to form, bend or flatten sheet metal. They are what touches the metal by utilizing a tool set of opposing features, force the material to conform to the bend desired.

How P...

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